Ascent of Flat Top Mountain on 2014-10-17
|Others in Party:||Tanya|
|Date:||Friday, October 17, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Flat Top Mountain|
| Elevation:||3994 ft / 1217 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a straightforward hike up from the trail head on the Blue Ridge Parkway north of the developed Peaks of Otter area. There's parking for several cars here and a distinct trail all the way to the top. Best views are not from the actual summit, which is in the trees, but from some open boulders a short ways away. Beyond the summit, the trail descends to the Big Spring / picnic area in the developed portion of the Peaks of Otter recreation area. You could leave a car at each end of the trail and enjoy an end-to-end hike over Flat Top if desired.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1450 ft / 441 m|
| Trailhead:||Fallingwater Cascades trail head 2544 ft / 775 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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